Marsh reprimanded for wearing wrong helmet


Western Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has become the first player to fall short of the new batting helmet safety rules, after he was reprimanded for not wearing headgear compliant with the new CA regulations.

Marsh scored a century for the Warriors in their opening Matador Cup match, but this ton was soured when he was informed that his helmet did not live up to the new code, which kicked in this season.

The new helmets have to conform to 'the British Standard – BS7928:2013 ‘Specification for head protectors for cricketers’ – According to the CA statement on the matter on 1 October.

Cricket Australia have become very strict about helmet safety since the death of Phillip Hughes nearly a year ago, with neck protection now par for the course, and the new helmets have stickers on them for umpires to check.

Marsh will have to either ask his suppliers for a new helmet, or Cricket Australia will give him one, before his next outing.